Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1724-1796)

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Ephraim5 Whitney (Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Moses4 and Lydia (Taylor) Whitney, was born 1 Mar 1723/4, Littleton, MA,[1] and (as "Lieut.") died 2 Oct 1796, Chesterfield, NH, aged 72 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 27 Dec 1745, Lunenburg, MA, for him and Jane Bancroft.[3] He married, 16 Jan 1745/6, Lunenburg, MA, Jane Bancroft,[4] daughter of John and Mary (Clark) Bancroft. She was born 8 Jul 1722, Lynn, MA.

He was also known as Lt. Ephraim Whitney. He signed a petition on 31 Dec 1746, Lunenburg, MA. He lived 1776, Chesterfield, NH.

Mr. Ephraim Whitney was chosen to take care of deer, 7 Mar 1747/8; surveyor of highways, 6 Mar 1748/9; to take care of deer, 4 Mar 1750/1; hog reeve, 2 Mar 1752 [1751/2]; tydingman, 3 Mar 1755; deer reeve, 3 Mar 1755; tydingman, 1 Mar 1756; constable, 6 Mar 1757; and surveyor of highways, 1 Mar 1762.[5]

Pierce says the following:[6]

They were dismissed to the church in Chesterfield, N. H., in 1781.

Children of Ephraim5 and Jane (Bancroft) Whitney, all born Lunenburg, MA:

i. Moses6 Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1747;[7] m. Sarah Geary.[8]
ii. Ephraim Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1749;[9] m. Rhoda Winslow.
iii. Molley Whitney, b. 25 Sep 1755;[10] d. circa 1855, Dover, VT; m. circa 1778, James Cutler.

Census

References

1.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] [Ephram dup.], s. Moses and Lydia, [born] Mar. 1, 1723/4," according to Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, Printed by Order of the Town. First Installment: Births and Deaths from the Earliest Records in the Town Books, Begun in 1715 (Littleton, MA: Town of Littleton, 1900), p. 14.

2.^  Source of death

3.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], and Jane Bancroft, b. of Lunenburg, int. Dec. 27, 1745," according to Walter A. Davis, comp., Early Records of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Including That Part Which is Now Fitchburg, 1719-1764 (Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg City Council, 1896), volume 1, page 56.

4.^  "Ephraim [Whitney] and Jane Bancroft, both of Lunenburg, [married] January 16,1745/6, by Rev. David Stearns minister of Lunenburg," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 101.

5.^  Lunenburg Vital Records.

6.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 80.

7.^  "Moses [Whitney], s. Ephraim and Jane, [born] Jan. 11, 1747," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 244.

8.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 80.

9.^  "Ephraim [Whitney], s. Ephraim and Jane, [born] Aug. 12, 1749," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 244.

10.^  "Molley [Whitney], d. Ephraim and Jane, [born] Sept. 25, 1755," according to Lunenburg Vital Records, volume 1, page 244.


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